Former McDonald's All-America nominee Capriee Tucker assumed the director of player development role in August and enters her first season with the Crimson Tide women's basketball team. Her duties include serving as president of the Crimson Tide Hoops Squad, the official booster club of the Alabama women's basketball team, in addition to coordinating film exchange, overseeing the 5th Grade Fastbreak program, serving as the team liaison with Athletes in Action and overseeing community service endeavors for the team.
Tucker played for Chattanooga from 2008-2012 and was a member of the regular-season champions in the Southern Conference in 2009 and 2010. The Mocs won the SoCon tournament championship in 2010, earning a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Perhaps even more impressive than Tucker's work on the court has been her work off of it. She has been heavily involved in her community, working the UTC women's basketball team and individual summer camps in 2009 and 2010. In 2009 and 2010, she also organized and ran Fitness First's Relay for Life and March of Dimes, events that help communities recognize individuals who have fought cancer, while giving people hope to fight back against the disease.
Tucker also volunteered with the Hamilton Place YMCA youth summer camps and the Siskins Children Hospital in the summer of 2011. She similarly worked at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga psychology department, where she assisted children with special needs.
During her four years at UTC, Tucker made the honor roll and the dean's list every year and was the Student Athletic Advisory Committee president and Southern Conference representative. She majored in psychology, with a minor in criminal justice. Most recently, Tucker interned for five months at the Chattanooga Juvenile Court and Juvenile Child Support Division, where she assisted clerks, prepared court dockets, filed documents and observed court sessions.